Ludum Dare 31 — December 5th-8th, 2014 — Theme: Entire Game on One Screen

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Charge Shot (local Multi-player)

by Britt Brady (Gloom) - Jam Entry

You Must have friends and Gamepads to play!!!


D-Pad = move
Right Trigger = shoot
Left Trigger = Reflector Shield

Your Bullets Bounce Once!
Your jetpack stream effects the bullets by pushing them down

Programming and Art by Britt Brady (gloom)
Music and Programming by Matthew (poodie) Stephens

We hope to develop this game further so let us know what features you would like to see added.

britttbrady@gmail.com

Big thanks to Sean Dorries, Ted Brown, Alex Yao, and Damian Elkins for there help and support on my first Dare as a programmer.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#38Fun(Jam)3.93
#199Overall(Jam)3.62
#214Graphics(Jam)3.86
#229Theme(Jam)3.86
#235Humor(Jam)3.17
#392Audio(Jam)3.00
#432Innovation(Jam)3.14
#443Mood(Jam)3.12
#1414Coolness48%

Comments

LordKawaii says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:02am

Really fun game play. I can't wait to show this to more people!

Potartz says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:25am

Looks good, bro! Congrats on getting this out there.

ThatsMyJam says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 9:28pm

Great concept! If you do develop it further I'd definitely play it. It reminds me of Broforce and could also do with some destructable terrain like Towerfall. Good job

Ted Brown says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 12:39am

I had the chance to play this during development with four players, and it is fantastically fun. A lot of good decisions at a molecular level and a fluid sense of movement make this an instant party favorite. Get some AI in that thing and go pro!

RadStar says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 8:23am

Cool concept!

SoulGame says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 9:40am

Wow, pretty neat ! Too bad I didn't come across the game yesterday when the rest of the team where here :)
What I would suggest if you want to develop the game further : maybe being able to let the weapons loading more than one slots, allowing players to fire 2 or 3 times in a row when fully loaded => if well balanced, it might bring a little bit of strategy (I'm thinking about Shootmania). As the game seems to require lots of accuracy to dodge all the shots, aybe tightening controls a little bit more would help to express players skills. Of course adding a mode selections, number of participants, etc. The usual stuff in those kind of game. Anyway very impressive entry. I'm gonna keep it installed and wait for friends to play with :)

Jaloko says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 10:30am

Was not a fan of having to install the game. A stand alone executable or equivalent would be better (This is simply for ludum dare convenience and partly personal preference). As for the gameplay and graphics good job. Definitely a solid entry!

DavidLv says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 11:44am

Looks good, but the theme is "Entire game on one screen".

syawqy says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 3:36pm

can't you just upload the exe file without the installer?

Dec 10, 2014 @ 5:45pm

@syawqy
yeah, turd here you go. Would you like a Pepsi? It was originally a single run time but that causes problems for some peoples virus scans. Love you cutie!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bx79L153RSBTeTZtaWw1Z00xRk0/view?usp=sharing

Dec 10, 2014 @ 5:56pm

@DavidLv It is on one screen ;). After staying up all night Friday night making 3d art for a game. My programmers video card broke and he was out for the comp. So at about 10 AM with no sleep yet I decided to just make a local multi-player game. Sure it wasn't the most innovative Idea for the theme but I wanted to make a game and try my hand at programming stuff myself. Instead of spending 4 days on graphics I spent an hour on them and focused on something fun to play with my friends.

atombrot says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 6:23pm

Don't have anyone to play with right now, but saved the exe for later. The graphics are very well done, the controls are responsive, the jetpack is fun and the gun feels nice :D A nice little deathmatch shooter :D

Dec 10, 2014 @ 6:30pm

Damn, looks cool, I'd like to rate it and gamepad happens!
Got 2 gamepads, none of them are recognized by the game. Description of the game has nothing about what should I try to emulate even if I want to try it THAT hard.

Can't even try if it works as I wasn't able to find a single button to shoot on the keyboard.

Sooo, I guess I'll skip this one. I didn't want to, but I have no choice. Is that so hard to have a keyboard controlled player on a PC game?

Dec 10, 2014 @ 9:08pm

Keyboards suck. Should support xbox 360 and Playstation3 I have no Idea about other gamepads.
I simply don't want the game played with a keyboard sorry cutie.

cxsquared says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 1:54am

I really like the ricochet mechanic. I'm really excited to play this with more people.

Conflei says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 11:09pm

Esta excelente, muy divertido y buenisimo para jugar con alguien mas, muy fluido!.

Backterria says ...
Dec 15, 2014 @ 2:59pm

Very cool game and controls are just great!I'll play it with friends :)

Shivur says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 6:08am

Good little game.

freaknarf says ...
Dec 21, 2014 @ 11:21am

Niiiiiiice ! Pixel art is really good, gameplay seems fun, it'll be good to push this project ! Sadly i'm alone :) maybe add something to choose between 1-4 players ? I didn't hear music also :/ GREAT !!

01rafael says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 5:39pm

Awesome, but really need AI for lonely players like me

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